Definition of terminism in English:

terminism

noun

  • Philosophy. A form of nominalism associated particularly with William of Ockham (1285–1349), according to which things belong to a given kind, not in virtue of their participating in the same universal, but because the same term or sign applies to them all.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin terminus end, limit, in post-classical Latin also word, expression + -ism.

Pronunciation

terminism

/ˈtəːmɪnɪz(ə)m/